As SUVs and crossovers continue to rule the roost in the automotive industry, vehicle makers like Mazda seem to think there the compact sedan is far from dead. We say this based on the recent launch of the all-new, fourth-generation Mazda3 in the country.
Brought in by Bermaz Auto Philippines, the 2020 Mazda3 sports an evolutionary design that takes its cue from the Kodo Soul of Motion styling handbook. This time, the look is sleeker and more flowing. The changes are most apparent at the rear, especially on the Sportback with its rather bulbous C-pillar.
The new revisions continue into the cabin where a more minimalist theme can be found. There is a noticeable lack of physical buttons, save for the ones sued for the dual-zone climate control. Everything else can now be manipulated by the rotary knob and buttons on the center console that are connected to the 8.8-inch display for the MZD Connect user interface.
Apart from the clean-looking dash, Mazda has put in place premium materials that give the interior a more upscale vibe. Adding to this feeling are amenities such as rear aircon vents, power driver’s seat, a 12-speaker Bose sound system, adaptive cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice control, navigation, and a Head-up display.